Atletico Madrid broke a run of 3 consecutive draws in La Liga with a comfortable 2-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao at Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, and Los Rojiblancos will hoping to leapfrog Barcelona into top spot if they win here and results elsewhere go their way. Atleti destroyed Babazorros 0-4 here last term and a similar result could be on the cards this time around following Alaves’ heavy defeat at Villarreal on Saturday morning.
Atleti are a team well renowned for their efficiency and for just doing enough in the majority of their games. Indeed, stretching back to the start of the 2018/19 season, they have only won 4 league games by more than a 2-goal margin. 2 of those successes came against Huesca who were relegated last term, and the other 2 came against this week’s opponents, Alaves.
Alaves’ 4-1 loss against Atleti marked their 5th defeat of the campaign already and that has left them just 2 points above the relegation zone in 14th, a position which could worsen on Sunday depending on how the remaining Matchday 10 fixtures play out.
A clear positive for Alaves is that they have been strong at Mendizorroza so far this season. Babazorros have won their last 2 outings here 2-0 against Celta Vigo and Mallorca, taking their home points tally to 10 from 5 matches played. Don’t miss more of the latest Spanish La Liga matches and get the most accurate football prediction by TipsPortal.
Deportivo Alaves vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
- Alaves are a pretty solid team at home and have conceded just once in their last 5 home outings. Seeing that Atletico don’t concede many either, we think that this will be a low scoring affair.
- Undoubtedly, Atleti are the stronger team on paper. They should have enough quality for a win here and we are tipping them to win by just a 1-0 scoreline.
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